Lathyrus heterophyllus

 

Introduction

Closely related to L. latifolius, the name refers to the fact that leaves on the lower part of the plant have only a single pair of leaflets (unijugate), but higher up the stem are multijugate. Plants from the northern part of its range are entirely unijugate.

Lathyrus heterophyllus flower Lathyrus heterophyllus leaf
Lathyrus heterophyllus flower Lathyrus heterophyllus leaf

Summary

Cultivation

A vigorous and easily grown plant climbing to 1.5 or 2m.